Latest NBA Atlantic Division News

Mavericks sign free agent Ntilikina, top-10 pick in 2017

Sep. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft. Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth...

Lakers add Fizdale, Lucas III to Vogel's coaching staff

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel's staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer...

Celtics get Hernangómez from Grizzlies for Edwards, Dunn

Sep. 15, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangómez from the Grizzlies in exchange for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn. Boston announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

Trae Young back at MSG — this time playing a wrestling heel

Sep. 11, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden. Once again, he played the heel. Atlanta's star guard made a surprise appearance at "WWE Friday Night SmackDown," returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...

Lakers add longtime Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan

Sep. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan is back in Los Angeles, and this time he'll be chasing a championship from the Staples Center locker room that has a few more trophies in it. The longtime Clippers center signed with the Lakers on Thursday, filling their penultimate...

Bulls sign former Raptors F Stanley Johnson, 4 more players

Sep. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed former Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson on Wednesday. They also announced deals with free agent forwards Tyler Cook and Alize Johnson and guards Matt Thomas and Ethan Thompson. Stanley Johnson averaged...

Pistons get DeAndre Jordan in multiplayer deal with Nets

Sep. 04, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons acquired veteran center DeAndre Jordan in a multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The Pistons also received four second-round picks and cash considerations from the Nets in exchange for forward Sekou Doumbouya and...

LaMarcus Aldridge comes out of retirement to rejoin Nets

Sep. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, five months after having to retire because of an irregular heartbeat. Aldridge retired in April after experiencing an irregular heartbeat in the last of the five games he played for the Nets....